Medical Tourism in Mexico By Gerald Witt on July 25, 2020

medical tourism mexicoThe impact of Medical Tourism in Mexico has been increasing over the last few years. Great health care advances have been possible making Mexico a global center for quality medical attention. As such, this situation has strengthened the economy of Mexico in different sectors such as hotels, restaurants, tour operators, hospitals among others.

Medical Tourism in Mexico offers the consumers a wide variety of trained specialists who represent high-quality medical care in safe and modern hospitals which provides the patients a quality option that is safe and much less expensive than having surgery at home. With attractive price packages for the variety of specialties in which Mexico stands out: orthopedics, spine surgery, traumatology, dentistry, oncology, ophthalmology, bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, and other specialties.

Mexico is a conveniently located destination for Canadians, Americans, and even Europeans and it attracts from 200,000 to more than one million foreign patients a year according to statistical data. Mexico’s northern neighbors, Canadians and Americans are its main providers of medical tourism due to their proximity to their country and obviously to the quality services, certified doctors and surgeons, great quality hospitals, the safety of the location, low prices and spectacular places and attractions to visit.

Healthcare in US and Canada have become increasingly unaffordable for many Americans and Canadians. They pay very high prices for medical services, including consultation fees, diagnostic tests, hospitalization and meds. That is the reason why, many of them decide to travel to Mexico for medical treatments which will be of great quality for a lower cost and even more, it will give them the opportunity of enjoying beautiful places during their recovery.  Canadians in particular have long wait times for certain surgeries and as such by choosing to go to Mexico, they can jump to the front of the line for a very affordable price and have their medical issues resolved in no time.

Mexican medical professionals are well trained and have worked on the latest technologies. English is widely spoken which will allow communication with the patients to be easy and makes them feel welcomed and comfortable in the country.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been prominently positioned as a top choice in Mexico for Medical Tourism, especially for Bariatric Surgery, plastic surgery, Spine Surgery and Dental work. Bariatric surgery in Mexico, or also known as weight loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta has become the leading choice for many obese people to change their life saving between 35% and 60% of the total cost for their whole treatment and surgical procedure.  Having surgery in beautiful and safe Puerto Vallarta also helps the patients reduce their weight time to have surgery, eliminates the hoops they must jump through and gets them losing the weight and a start on their healthier lifestyle in a much faster timeframe then waiting to have surgery in the USA or Canada.

Medical tourism is bringing many patients to Puerto Vallarta Mexico every year. Puerto Vallarta’s leading Bariatric Surgery Center is Weight Loss Team the medical practice of Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo.  Dr. Hidalgo has helped thousand of people lose over 750,000 pounds in the course of his career.  Other great opportunities exist for dental work, Dr. Armenta practices out of Puerto Vallarta as well and is one of Mexico’s leading implant specialists and features same day All on 4 treatments.  When it comes to Plastic surgery Dr. Alejandro Guerrero operates out the CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital and is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country.  For Spine surgery Dr. Roberto Lara is one of the most eminent doctors in his field and is also found in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  While there are potential risks when receiving treatment outside of the United States and Canada, Mexico is increasingly gaining international recognition for their world class medical services and beautiful places to visit.


For more information regarding Clinics/ Hospitals and Weight Loss Options mentioned in this article:

Weight Loss Team



Telephone: Toll free 1(800) 404-9064 or + 1(818) 275-8291

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The Weight Loss Team

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Experienced Surgeons
  • Multiple Surgical Options
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Methods
  • Affordable Care
  • Life-Changing Results

If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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